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Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director of the notorious Squid Game, has suggested when fans can expect it's highly anticipated second season.
In a recent interview, the director hinted at when the next instalment of everyone's favourite K-drama could be expected, along with his next - and rather gory - project.
For those who aren't in the horror-series loop, Squid Game is the popular Netflix series that sees 456 people on the edge of financial ruin left to compete in a series of violent and deadly games in the hopes of winning a life-changing cash prize.
Fans of the series have been asking when the show would return ever since the nail-biting cliffhanger that concluded the first series.
And now, Dong-hyuk has offered fans a glimmer of hope in a recent interview with Variety, saying he hopes to have the show stream on Netflix by the end of 2024.
The director also spoke about his ideas for season two in an interview with Deadline, saying: "There will be more great games, that’s all I can say."
One of the most pressing questions among fans is whether any of their favourite characters - the ones who were still alive at the end of the series, of course - will return for the second instalment.
"No, because most of them are dead. I’ll try something to bring them back to Season 2," Dong-hyuk said.
He went on to hint that popular character Kang Sae-byeok, played by HoYeon Jung, might return in a different form, however.
"Let’s say maybe she has a twin sister, you’ll see" he said, adding: "I could change my hair colour. Let’s do a little like plastic surgery."
With fans left waiting for further details of season two, the director also revealed that his next project is set to be 'another controversial film'.
The film is said to be inspired by the novel Killing Old People Club by Umberto Eco. Dong-hyuk and his producer, Jun Young Jang, are said to have already written a 25-page treatment for the project, which the director hinted would be 'more violent' than Squid Game.
Dong-hyuk is clearly a man who is well prepared, as he actually started writing Squid Game as a feature all the way back in 2009.
Reportedly, he kept it in his computer for ten years, with the creator adding: "I knew that maybe in the near future the right time for this time for the material. I waited and waited, and I made like three features"
"When I showed it to my producer, she said ‘yeah, you have to make it in the States, like, in a foreign country, not in Korea, because it’s more like a global show."
He eventually pitched the show to Netflix, where it became the well-known and globally-popular series it is today.
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